Wear Resistant Technologies

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ innovative Wear Resistance Technologies business unit, can manufacture a wide range of different high grade ceramic materials.

 

Wear Resistance Technologies can customize products and soliutions according to customers’ abrasion, erosion and corrosion needs. Our core objective is to ensure the optimum performance, efficiency and service life of customers’ equipment and systems; while aligning our values on sustaibability and carbon free goals.

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Piping Components

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Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ ceramic lining solutions can significantly reduce the need for maintenance, hole or leak repairs on piping systems; whether these are hydraulic, pneumatic, vacuum or gravity based.

Lining systems are available to address wear and corrosion issues affecting plant reliability and safety in a range of systems, including:

  • Complex elbow
  • Lateral
  • Carbon steel tee or reducer
  • Hardened pipe
  • Weld-overlay
  • Nickel alloys
  • HDPE
  • Rubber

Materials such as Cryston®, Durafrax®, Norfrax® and Hexoloy® are ideal for use in demanding piping applications, particularly those requiring constant patching of elbows and leaks, which can lead to safety concerns, downtime and cost implications.

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Ceramic Solutions

Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3)
  Alpha Al2O3
  Durafrax®
Sliding Abrasion +++
Erosion +++
Impact +
Corrosion Resistance ++
Thermal Shock +
Thermal Insulation +
Electrical Insulation ++++
Silicon Carbide (SiC)
  Nitride Bonded SiC  Reaction Bonded SiC
  Cryston® Cryston® TW  Cast Refrax® 20  Refrax® 20  Norfrax® RB  Silit® SKD  HAMMERfrax®
Sliding Abrasion + ++ + + +++ +++ ++++
Erosion + + + + ++ ++ +++
Impact ++ + + + + + ++
Corrosion Resistance ++ ++ ++ ++ +++ +++ ++
Thermal Shock + ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++
Thermal Insulation ++ ++ ++ +++ + + +
Electrical Insulation NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Zirconium
  Sintered Alpha SiC
  Hexoloy®
Sliding Abrasion ++++
Erosion ++++
Impact +
Corrosion Resistance ++++
Thermal Shock ++
Thermal Insulation +
Electrical Insulation NA
Monolithic Castables
  Zirconia Toughned Alumina    Fused Cast AZS Silicon Carbide Aluminium Oxide
  Durastrike ZTA ZAC - Corguard® Wearfrax® RS58 Wearfrax® RA57
Sliding Abrasion ++++ ++ + +
Erosion ++++ ++ + +
Impact +++ +++ + +
Corrosion Resistance ++ ++ + +
Thermal Shock ++ ++ ++ +
Thermal Insulation + ++ ++ +
Electrical Insulation +++ ++ NA NA

Documents

Brochures & Flyers
Wear Resistance Iron & Steel Integrated Plants - Brochure
PDF | 2 MB
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FAQ

How difficult is it to adapt a ceramic lining to a particular system?

Ceramics can be easily adapted to work with almost all pipes and fittings while meeting any required pipe standards.

Is there a risk of incompatible lining thickness and mismatched inner diameters?

This is a common issue but not a cause for concern. Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ team of experienced engineers will carefully match the inner diameter of the system or unlined components being connected or designing for, adapting these to accommodate any pipe connections currently in use.